Is the motherboard's NIC 100Mb/s or 1Gb/s?
Edit: Do you have a Windows license for this old HP (and if so, which version)? Or are you thinking about Linux?
How many HDDs are you thinking of adding? How many sata ports ports does your motherboard have? If your motherobard lacks a 1Gb NIC and enough ports, it might be better to buy a new motherboard instead of buying two PCI/PCIe cards.
I'm not sure about the OS at this point. I do have the HP license (somewhere
) and it is for Vista 32bit. I have 400Gb of video alone, so maybe 2x 1.5Tb drives in RAID. Speaking of RAID, I'm almost sure the HP mobo doesn't support RAID, so is an an-in card a decent option?
The hp mobo itself has 4x SATAII ports, one PCIe slot and that NIC is only 100Mb/s
. Hp specs page
. Will the NIC speed be an issue?
deputy dawg wrote:
No I haven't but it looks pretty promising, I might just use that as appose to Vista.
Something I just thought of was using my gaming computer as a server as well. The mobo it it supports RAID and has four free SATA ports. Is there a way I could just throw two HDs into it and make it work?